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Planetary mission requirements, technology and design considerations for a solar electric propulsion stageHigh energy planetary missions such as comet rendezvous, Saturn orbiter and asteroid rendezvous require development of a Solar Electric Propulsion Stage (SEPS) for augmentation of the Shuttle-IUS. Performance and functional requirements placed on the SEPS are presented. These requirements will be used in evolution of the SEPS design, which must be highly interactive with both the spacecraft and the mission design. Previous design studies have identified critical SEPS technology areas and some specific design solutions which are also presented in the paper.
Document ID
19790050722
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Cork, M. J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hastrup, R. C. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Menard, W. A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Olson, R. N. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 79-0908
Meeting Information
Conference on Advanced Technology for Future Space Systems(Hampton, VA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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